The social media landscape has changed so much since I began this blog in 2007. Though this site is the center of my communications for Kathryn Wagner Photography I felt it only fair to reach out and connect directly to you, dear reader via the social media channel of your choice. A full range of options to suit your social media preferences is available by clicking on my about.me profile below; I look forward to connecting with you!
Every city has it’s strengths and gardening is definitely one of Charleston’s. The Lowcountry weather is conducive to cultivation year round and winter provides enough moisture to enliven a lawn to a lush shade of green. It is impressive how much of the city is given over to nature lending one to feel as though they are towing the line between old world and new. Options for natural surroundings in the “Holy City”range from parks that have great water features to viewing a garden from a sailboat. As you the walk lush streets south of Calhoun or meander through historic Hampton Park it is easy to have a reverence for those that vigorously work to preserve the streetscapes which have seen hundreds of years of history.
The runway in St. Barthelemy, French West Indies.
On occasion I have been asked “why travel and food photography?”
The short answer: Photographing food and travel images for businesses, brands and magazines allows me to combine three things which I am passionate about: eating, exploring and recording amazing experiences to share with others.
The longer answer: The fact that I do this professionally means that I have followed these interests and passions with a zeal to rival that of a new camera owner out on their first day shooting. I absolutely love what I do and I feel lucky to share that enjoyment with my clients and their customers. Photography is not only the way in which I have navigated the world for the past ten years through Europe, North America and the Caribbean; it is the way in which I want others to share in an experience of the world with my images. My career goals extend far beyond stellar service of clients. Getting others excited about the amazing experiences my clients offer to their customers via visual expression of their story is the career goal which I strive for most.
I feel that the following definition sums up many of my feelings toword photography:
vocation |vōˈkā sh ən| noun
a strong feeling of suitability for a particular career or occupation : she felt a strongly about the her love of animals and the veterinary vocation.
• a person’s employment or main occupation, esp. regarded as particularly worthy and requiring great dedication : her vocation as a visual artist.
• a trade or profession.
ORIGIN late Middle English : from Old French, or from Latin vocatio(n-), from vocare ‘to call.’
An update for the food photography portfolio: Grilled triggerfish, romesco sauce, kale chutney, tomato jam, braised radishes, and powdered olive oil.